Tavon Austin
WR LA (8)
2 weeks ago

Austin played only 11 of 66 offensive snaps and rushed twice for just five yards during Sunday's 33-7 win over Houston.

EDGE Analysis

Austin wasn't targeted in the passing game for a second consecutive week, and he has just seven receptions for 43 yards through nine games for the campaign. Not exactly the usage fantasy owners are coveting from a wide receiver. At this stage of the season, it's pretty clear that Austin is primarily locked in as a change-of-pace option out of the backfield. While his speed and vision in space still enable him to be a big-play threat, he checks out as a low-floor, low-ceiling asset in the majority of settings because of his limited role.

Tavon Austin
WR LA (8)
3 weeks ago

Austin rushed six times for 34 yards and finished with nine receiving yards during Sunday's 51-17 win over the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Austin wasn't credited with a target or reception in the contest and now has just seven catches for 43 yards this season. The speedster has done most of his damage on the ground with 31 carries for 169 rushing yards and a score. It's unlikely his involvement in the offense increases moving forward -- especially with the Rams averaging the most points per game in the league. As a result of his limited role, Austin is extremely difficult to rely on in the majority of fantasy settings.

Tavon Austin
WR LA (8)
1 month ago

Austin caught both his targets for 15 yards and rushed three times for 27 yards during Sunday's 33-0 win over Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

Austin's longest rush went for 17 yards, and it was encouraging to see him more involved in the offense. Still, the speedster was on the field for just 19 of 80 offensive snaps. With only seven receptions, 34 receiving yards and 135 rushing yards, Austin offers limited fantasy value. He has the big-play potential to find the end zone, but his role in the offense is too small to rely on him in most settings. There's a chance his usage increases following Los Angeles' Week 8 bye.

Tavon Austin
WR LA (8)
1 month ago

Austin rushed twice for no yardage and didn't receive a target during Sunday's 27-17 win over Jacksonville.

EDGE Analysis

After scoring his first touchdown of the season last week, the speedster was on the field for just nine of 59 offense snaps and uninvolved in the passing attack Sunday. Austin has garnered only 10 targets through six games, as he's been utilized mainly as a change-of-pace rusher under first-year head coach Sean McVay. Unless his role changes dramatically, and in short order, this has the makings of a lost season. Austin checks out as nothing more than a low-floor, low-ceiling flier at this stage of the game.

Tavon Austin
WR LA (8)
2 months ago

Austin caught three of five targets for 14 yards Sunday against the Seahawks. He also carried six times for 27 yards and a touchdown while losing a fumble.

EDGE Analysis

Austin couldn't generate much efficiency on the ground or through the air, but he got the scoring started with an explosive 27-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. The nine touches were a season high for Austin, but the results illustrate that he is still fairly reliant on big plays for any sort of tangible fantasy value. He should remain in this utility role looking ahead to the Week 6 matchup with the Jaguars.

Tavon Austin
WR LA (8)
2 months ago

Austin rushed six times for 48 yards during Sunday's 35-30 win over Dallas. His lone reception went for minus-2 yards.

EDGE Analysis

Dallas struggled to contain the Los Angeles running game all afternoon Sunday, and Austin had his best showing of the season, as a result. Still, the speedster isn't involved enough in the offensive game plan to be a reliable fantasy option. He's only caught two passes and rushed for just 81 yards all season. It's worth noting that Austin nursed concussion symptoms last week, but at this stage of the game, he's nothing more than a periphery piece of the Rams' offense. The schedule toughens up over the coming weeks, too.

Tavon Austin
WR LA (8)
2 months ago

Austin (concussion) was a full participant at Friday's practice and doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Dallas.

EDGE Analysis

With Sammy Watkins (concussion) also cleared, Austin likely will have to settle for a role as a gadget player and return specialist. The latter isn't even a guarantee, considering he's struggled with ball security on special teams.

Tavon Austin
WR LA (8)
2 months ago

Austin (concussion) was a full practice participant Thursday, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Like fellow wideout Sammy Watkins, Austin is progressing through the protocol for head injuries at a steady rate, with 10 days between games helping both players' causes. Austin has seen the field for only 31 offensive snaps through three games, though, making him a fringe consideration under the best of circumstances.

Tavon Austin
WR LA (8)
2 months ago1 Comment

Austin (concussion) was limited at Wednesday's practice, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Austin was removed in the fourth quarter of Thursday's 41-39 win over the 49ers, finishing with three catches for 14 yards, zero receptions and a lost fumble on a kick return. While he's apparently making progress in the concussion protocol, Austin figures to again fill a limited role if he's able to play Sunday in Dallas.

Tavon Austin
WR LA (8)
2 months ago

Austin was placed in concussion protocol according to head coach Sean McVay, NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Austin left the game late in the fourth quarter with the head injury, short after Sammy Watkins (concussion) was taken back to the locker room. With both Austin and Watkins sidelined for the moment, the Rams will rely on Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp as the top two wideouts. The long weekend will give Austin a chance to rest, but he'll still need to pass protocol testing before he can take the field.